At A Glance

  • Age: 8 years, 7 months
  • Breed: Mixed Breed
  • Gender: Male
  • Weight: 41.00 lbs
  • Location: N/A
  • Status: Adopted


In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Entered Foster Care Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
 11/2/2014 preferred 10+possible not aggressive but interested
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Meet Murphy, a absolutely handsome guy! He is a 10 month old, neutered  Border Collie/Aussie mix mix.   His coat makes you want to pet him all day. Murphy is a fast learner and smart. He learned sit, shake, lay down, "no", and stay extremely fast.  Follow up and daily practice on basic obedience skills required  if you bring Murphy into your home.This is a young dog who is always looking for some action.  If not directed by his people, he will take charge.    Murphy has a lot of love and energy to give. He needs  a "job",   A farm setting is ideal because he may have some herding dog instincts and would truly thrive in that setting.  Somebody else suggested Murphy may have qualities to be trained in Search and Rescue.  If a farm is not what you have a large area would be perfect too. Murphy needs an area to roam to feel as if he is doing his " job". When Murphy came to my home he was a little "nippy"; a habit he learned from being in boarding; it was amazingly corrected the first day with consistency! He is extremely smart!!!!!!!! Murphy wants to be by his "people" and followed me everywhere we we went. Murphy will sleep anywhere you put a nice soft bed, but prefers to be close to you. Outside? Yes please, Murphy loves it outside!  He is a "mans best friend".  He is potty trained.

Murphy was in my home until we learned that young children appeared to stress him out. He had many many many changes going on (new home, hectic, neutered, 2-vet visits) all in 6 days! It was overwhelming for him.  We learned Murphy is not a big fan of change.  You need to take things slowly and give him strict boundaries and limitations while he is adjusting to new situations.   When people are stressed, we either cry, or become cranky. Murphy tried to cry but I didn't understand him.   The only other way he knew to let me know he was overwhelmed was to  growl a couple times.   He was cranky once with a treat and the other when he was trying to rest. Do you blame him? I don't! Just to be on the safe side, and for his own health we decided to move Murphy!

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